exodus-hearing

APPENDICES: Hearing God’s Voice

The people didn’t hear God’s voice because they didn’t want to! Interestingly enough, God wanted them to hear His voice so that they would believe,1  and indeed, this time they did.2  But then shortly after, they told Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”3 I see …


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APPENDICES: A Note Concerning Miracles

I believe that miracles happen in our lives every day but that we simply don’t recognize them, chalk them up to luck or think, “Oh, what a coincidence!” I also believe that this might be some of the explanation as to why the Israelites simply did not see the miracles that God was doing in their life. We are told …


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APPENDICES: The Armor of God: Tools You Need on Your Journey

The Armor of God: Tools You Need on Your Journey Here are the things that help in this war with the advisory, Satan! Take these on your journey!1 First and foremost, God’s Word! Ephesians 6:17 (ESV), “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” When is doubt, pray and seek the …


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APPENDICES: Recognizing the Opposing Forces Seeking to Keep You From Succeeding

In simple terms we call this spiritual warfare. This is the struggle that we have with the otherworldly forces around us. The Apostle Paul spelled this out in His letter to the Ephesians: Ephesians 6:10-18 (NIV) (emphasis added) 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that …


exodus-looking-back

APPENDICES: The Principal of Looking Back to See God

It’s funny to me that this is such a strong principal, yet I never realized it, and many people today don’t realize it. God told Moses that he would not be able to see His face, but that He could see where he had been (His back). Well, God didn’t just leave us hanging with that thought. He gave us …


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APPENDICES: What Does it Mean to Pray Without Ceasing?

When I read this in Scripture (where the Apostle Paul says to “pray without ceasing”1  , at first I thought, “No way! How can I pray constantly! Sounds great but it’s just not practical!” In time I came to understand the beauty and the depth of the Apostle Paul’s words. Let me share a little insight: There are many different …


exodus-beatitudes

APPENDICES: Applying the Beatitudes

I have found that we can view most anything through the lens of the Beatitudes. Let’s look at how we apply the Beatitudes, the inner attitudes of our heart, to HONESTY: 1. Blessed are the poor in spirit: Blessed are we who trust in God and don’t feel the need to have to lie to gain something in our lives …